ARDHA CHANDRASANA

Ardha Chandrasana

The word “Ardha Chandrasana” is derived from a Sanskrit word “Ardha” meaning “half”, “Chandra” meaning “moon” and “Asana” meaning “posture” or “Asana”.

STEPS TO BE FOLLOWED:

  • Stand straight with your legs together and hands beside your body.
  • Keep your legs wide apart (3-4feet), bend your left knee and place your left palm on the mat (6-8 inches ahead of your left feet).
  • Your chest should be facing the wall infront and your right hand on your hip.
  • Now slowly lift your right leg off the mat straightening your left knee. 
  • Right leg should be parallel to the mat.
  • Now lift your right hand up keeping your elbow straight.
  • Stay in this posture for 7-10 breaths (each breath must be 6-8 seconds).
  • Place your right hand on your hip, drop your right leg down, come up to the center and relax.
  • Repeat it on the opposite side.

BENEFITS:

  • It helps in strengthening spine, buttocks, abdomen, thighs and ankles.
  • It helps in stretches the groins, hamstrings and calves, shoulders, chest, and spine.
  • It helps in improving coordination and sense of balance.
  • It helps in relieving stress.
  • It helps in improving digestion.

CONTRA-INDICATIONS:

  • Headache, Migrane, Low back pain, Insomnia, Diarrhoea.

DISCLAIMER:- PLEASE PRACTICE UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF YOGA TEACHER/ YOGA EXPERT

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